Buzzies (Bilateral Stimulation Tappers)
The Buzzies committee is currently working on creating bilateral stimulation tappers, which are often used in EMDR(Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) Therapy. These tappers mimic REM sleep and are helpful for stress management and emotional regulation because they trigger a more balanced logic-emotion response. The club will make all the design and prototyping documentation open-source so anyone in the public can replicate the tappers.
The tappers will be distributed to Columbus area High Schools and Ohio State students. They have finalized the motor design and are currently working on the designs for the circuits and the handheld pods.
In addition to all this amazing work, the stimulation tappers project also won the $25,000 Ford Community Challenge Grant to help fund their work. This grant is going to help the club produce large numbers of tappers to distribute throughout the community and make as large an impact as possible!!!
The Drippy committee partnered with the Global Water Institute and Global Matters to work on putting drip irrigation systems into community gardens. They worked together to implement high tunnel and low tunnel irrigation designs. This project is still in early development, although implementation is coming soon.